Texas CHL (Concealed Handgun License) has been renamed to Texas LTC (License to Carry)
A great deal of time your LTC (CHL) Pistol will be in a holster. There are many different options an types. It is a balance between concealment, comfort, and ease of access. The best concealed pistol does you no good, if you can’t draw it fast enough when attacked. And of course, Practice with the Holster if you can, either dry fire, or at the range.
You probably have more than one, and may even buy some you don’t like. Ebay!
Despite on how you decide to carry your CHL - CCW Concealment Carry Pistol, On-Person or Off-Person, it should always be secured in a holster or Case. First, you have to decide on how you are going to carry, before you can decide on a holster or case. You might have several for different times of year, clothing options, and location or activities.
There a several different ways to conceal your CHL handgun. The most recommended option is On-Person Carry, but depending on your circumstances and situation, this may not always be an option. The three main CHL Concealment Holster Techniques are:
The types of CHL holster concealed carry are listed in recommended preference and we will cover each one in more detail.
Remember, for now, Texas does not have an open carry law, with this said, please remember that CHL means “Concealed Handgun License” and that weapon has to be CONCEALED at all times.
More than likely, you will use a combination of concealment options depending on your current dress and where you will be.
It may look nice, but it also has a purpose
Purpose of a Holster
Firearm Holster Retention Types
Expect to purchase several different holsters. Some will work for you and some will not.
This is the recommended carry option if it is possible.
This means that your primary defense weapon (CHL carry pistol) is physically on your person or body. It isn’t stored in a bag that you carry around, but it actually intergrated into your clothing.
Visit our On-Person CHL Carry Webpage for more information
Off-Person CHL Carry means that the CHL Pistol is in a purse, bag, or case that is on your person
Off-Person carry means that your CHL Pistol is located in a holster in a purse, pack, or case, but is still located on your person with a strap or another way. Since this is the preffered carry method for many women, we will cover the Pros and Cons in detail.
Visit our Off-Person CHL Carry Webpage for more information
Other CHL Carry options might fall into On-Person or Off-person categories, but they are not the normal options.
Even though these concealment carry options may not be “main stream” they can still be great options; though they may only be used be certain activities or situations.
Visit our Other CHL Carry Options Webpage for more information